SWAYAM, an initiative by Government of India, is an instrument for self-actualization providing opportunities for a life-long learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Learners can choose from hundreds of courses on SWAYAM from high school to PG level including vocational and skill based training.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. Since then it is striving to offer high-quality teaching through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode. Today, it serves the educational aspirations of over 3 million students in India and other countries through 21 Schools of Studies and a network of 67 regional centers, around 2,667 learner support centers and 29 overseas partner institutions.

IGNOU has been entrusted with responsibility of National Coordinator for facilitating development of certificate/diploma courses in various disciplines. IGNOU invites Expression of Interest (EoI) for developing MOOCs on SWAYAM for both credit and non- credit streams from Course Coordinators through recognized Universities/ Institutes of National Importance and other educational Institutions authorized to award degrees/credits and from subject specialists both in Public and Private Sectors.

MOOCs offered through IGNOU will cover a wide range of subjects covering core subject areas and new and innovative areas of knowledge. The thrust will be on MOOCs on professional and life skills.

The Expression of Interest (EoI) and detailed proposal can be submitted online in this platform after registration

or more details please refer to the guidelines issued by MHRD which can be accessed through following links:

1. Guidelines for developing online courses under SWAYAM-01-June-2017
2. Guidelines for Development and Implementation of MOOCs- 11-March-2016
3. UGC (Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through SWAYAM) Regulation, 2016
The last date for proposal submission is October 31, 2017.

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